This is the type of meal I could eat for lunch and/or dinner every single day, all summer long.
It's quick, light, and so very fresh. Light unless you eat all the flatbread. Don't eat all the flatbread.
This meal starts with homemade flatbread which is much less daunting than it sounds to make. No yeast! No rising! Gluten-free! Cooks in minutes!
Did I sell you on it yet?
Next it's the homemade hummus that takes about 7 whole minutes to throw together.
Schmear it on the flatbread.
Pile on the raw veggies.
Whatever you want.
Change the toppings to your liking. Really, the sky's the limit and this flatbread is the perfect vehicle for your favorite ingredients.
Just don't roll it.
This flatbread stays flat.
Slice + serve.
Hummus + Veggie Flatbread Pizza
gluten-free// yields 8 flatbread pizzas
- 1 batch hummus
- 1 batch flatbread
- 2 bell peppers, thinly sliced
- 1 cucumber, thinly sliced
- kalamata olives
- goat or feta cheese
- fresh oregano + black pepper, to top
other topping options: spinach, sun-dried tomatoes, roasted peppers, red onion, roased garlic, banana peppers, cherry tomatoes, or add cooked veggies + cheese on top and bake the flatbread at 400* for 4-5 minutes and serve hot
- Spread hummus on cooled flatbreads then top however you'd like.
- Slice into 4-6 pieces and serve.
- 1 1/2 cups chickpeas, drained + rinsed
- 3 tablespoons tahini
- 2 1/2 tablespoons lemon juice
- 1-2 tablespoons water
- 1 1/2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
- 2 teaspoons chopped fresh oregano
- 1/4-1/2 teaspoon salt
- Combine all ingredients, starting with 1 tablespoon water, in your food processor and turn on. *For super smooth hummus peel your chickpeas before adding to your food processor.
- Scrape the sides as needed and add 1 more tablespoon of water and/or more olive oil if desired. Process again until well combined.
- Taste + add more salt if desired.
- Store in the fridge for 5-7 days.
Why the quick meal? Why the brief post?
Well, quick meals are just awesome + I have NEWS! [No baby. The immediate assumption.]
I wanted to hold off until things were certain and they finally are. Chris and I are moving back to Denver [from Fort Collins] in about 3 weeks! After Chris passed the PE just a few months ago he also secured a fantastic new job in Denver. The commute is awful, nearly 2 hours in each direction, so we are headed back to the city! It's been a ridiculous, crazy, exciting, insane, overwhelming, hectic past few months but we are happy + ready. The first thing most people say is, "But what about your house that you worked so hard on!!??" We did have to sell our house and are buying a new-to-us [but really old, 1930's!] house in a neighborhood we couldn't be happier with. The move is bittersweet for a handful of reasons, but we are so looking foward to this next adventure in our lives. I'll be sharing more details in weeks to come but wanted to give you a heads up in case things become a bit sporadic for a week or two at the end of July.
Now go make yourself a hummus pizza.